Man Jumps from Casino Ship to Escape Loan Sharks
Gambling on loan-shark borrowed money is all enjoyable and games unless you lose all of that money and are forced to strip to your skivvies and jump from your third flooring cabin window aboard the casino ship that was the cause of your short-lived fun and subsequent woes, into the frigid waters of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor below.
A Chinese nationwide surnamed Lu discovered that out of the hard way final week, based on the china magazine Ming Pao. He presumably borrowed HK$120,000 (approximately US$15,460) from loan sharks and embarked on a night of gambling aboard the casino ship, which skirts (or rather sails) around Hong Kong’s strict gambling laws by sailing out into international waters, a ever more popular ploy the world over.
The ship was someplace nearby the Eastern Harbor Crossing Tunnel between Lei Yue Mun and Kwun Tong whenever man made his escape effort (the loan sharks were presumably on board with him) after burning through the borrowed money. He covered his documents and just what little money he had left in plastic, stripped down, donned a life jacket, and jumped from the screen of his cabin.
Rather than being free to swim to safety and make their damp way house however, he had been found by another ship, which quickly brought him, soaking and sullen, to a nearby police section, and then after that to a medical facility for a check-up.
While the guy was released by authorities and has not been charged with aRead More